Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Entrusted with the Gospel

Yesterday I received Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul's Theology in the Pastoral Epistles (Kostenberger and Wilder, 2010). So excited. This will no doubt prove to be the standard text I use for any future classes on the Pastorals.

FROM THE BACK: "Written by a team of seasoned evangelical scholars and addressing most of he issues surrounding the scholarship of the Letters to Timothy and Titus, Entrusted with the Gospel brings to our attention a collective scholarly voice often ignored, sometimes suppressed, in the academy. We would do well rather to listen to this voice and engage with it in serious theological conversation; the numerous insights and advances it offers can only lead us into a deeper appreciation of these three New Testament letters" (Philip H. Towner, Dean of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society).

The contributors and chapter titles are as follows:
  • Andrreas J. K√∂stenberger- “Hermeneutical and Exegetical Challenges in Interpreting the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Terry L. Wilder- “Pseudonymity, the New Testament, and the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Alan Tomlinson- “The Purpose and Stewardship Theme within the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Ray Van Neste- “Cohesion and Structure in the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Greg Couser- “The Sovereign Savior of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus”
  • Daniel Akin- “The Mystery of Godliness Is Great: Christology in the Pastoral Epistles”
  • George Wieland- “The Function of Salvation in the Letters to Timothy and Titus”
  • Benjamin L. Merkle- “Ecclesiology in the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Paul Wolfe- “The Sagacious Use of Scripture”
  • Thor Madsen- “The Ethics of the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Chiao Ek Ho- “Mission in the Pastoral Epistles”
  • Howard Marshall- “The Pastoral Epistles in Recent Study”
ALSO: Explore www.pastoralepistles.com to eavesdrop on a thorough academic conversation regarding the Pastorals. Thanks, Josh Westbury, for pointing me to that site years ago.

I highly recommend the book and site. Enjoy.

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